ABSA Cape Epic 2018 – etap #1 [galeria]

ABSA Cape Epic 2018 – etap #1 [galeria]

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ABSA Cape Epic 2018 – Prolog [galeria]

Dopiero pierwszy etap ABSA Cape Epic, a już mamy pierwsze dramaty. Partner Nino Schurtera – Mathias Stirenemann z problemami żołądkowymi ledwo dotarł do mety, a w konsekwencji oznacza wycofanie się tej dwójki z rywalizacji. Jak napisał Nino na swoim fb: “To tylko wyścig”. Co prawda Mistrz Świata stanął na starcie trzeciego etapu, ale nie będzie już klasyfikowany, jedzie “for fun”.

Z rywalizacji musiała się wycofać także Ester Suss, której partnerka Angelika Tazreiter doznała kontuzji ramienia i nie mogła kontynuować rywalizacji.

Na “zamieszaniu” skorzystali zawodnicy Cannondale Factory Racing oraz Investec Songo Specialized, którzy o zwycięstwie etapowym zdecydowali na finiszu. O ile Kulhavy walczył do końca, o tyle jego partner Howard Grotts nie dał rady nawiązać walkę. Tym samym na starcie drugiego etapu w koszulkach lidera stanęli Manuel Fumic oraz Henrique Avancini.

W rywalizacji kobiet mimo defektu ponownie na najwyższym stopniu podium stanęły Annika Langvad oraz Kate Courtney czyli Investec Songo Specialized.

ABSA Cape Epic - etap #1 - Cape Town, RPA

  1. Cannondale Factory Racing 6-1 Manuel Fumic (GER) 6-2 Henrique Avancini (BRA) 4:08.22,6
  2. InvestecSongoSpecialized 2-1 Jaroslav Kulhavy (CZE) 2-2 Howard Grotts (USA) 4:08.23,9 +1,3
  3. Trek Selle San Marco 2 15-1 Fabian Rabensteiner (ITA) 15-2 Michele Casagrande (ITA) 4:13.55,6 +5.33,0

  1. Investec Songo Specialized 54-1 Annika Langvad (DEN) 54-2 Kate Courtney (USA) 4:45.22,7
  2. Spur 53-1 Ariane Lüthi (SUI) 53-2 Githa Michiels (BEL) 4:46.15,0 +52,3
  3. Silverback – KMC 51-1 Mariske Strauss (RSA) 51-2 Annie Last (GBR) 4:51.06,4 +5.43,7



Leaders during stage 1 of the 2018 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Arabella Wine Estate in Robertson, South Africa on the 19th March 2018
Photo by Mark Sampson/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS


Amy Beth Mcdougall of team dormakaba during stage 1 of the 2018 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Arabella Wine Estate in Robertson, South Africa on the 19th March 2018
Photo by Mark Sampson/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS


Manuel Fumic and Henrique Avancini of team Cannondale Factory Racing leading Team InvestecSongoSpecialized during stage 1 of the 2018 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Arabella Wine Estate in Robertson, South Africa on the 19th March 2018
Photo by Andrew McFadden/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS


Eiders rolling through the dust during stage 1 of the 2018 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Arabella Wine Estate in Robertson, South Africa on the 19th March 2018
Photo by Andrew McFadden/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS


War at the feed tech zone as riders fight for bottles during stage 1 of the 2018 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Arabella Wine Estate in Robertson, South Africa on the 19th March 2018
Photo by Andrew McFadden/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS


The lead bunch during stage 1 of the 2018 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Arabella Wine Estate in Robertson, South Africa on the 19th March 2018
Photo by Greg Beadle/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS


The lead bunch during stage 1 of the 2018 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Arabella Wine Estate in Robertson, South Africa on the 19th March 2018
Photo by Greg Beadle/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS


Annika Langvad and Kate Courtney of Team Investec Songo Specialized during stage 1 of the 2018 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Arabella Wine Estate in Robertson, South Africa on the 19th March 2018
Photo by Greg Beadle/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS


Riders during stage 1 of the 2018 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Arabella Wine Estate in Robertson, South Africa on the 19th March 2018
Photo by Greg Beadle/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS


Riders during stage 1 of the 2018 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in Cape Town, South Africa on the 18th March 2018
Photo by Greg Beadle/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS


The lead bunch during stage 1 of the 2018 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Arabella Wine Estate in Robertson, South Africa on the 19th March 2018
Photo by Greg Beadle/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS


Riders during stage 1 of the 2018 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Arabella Wine Estate in Robertson, South Africa on the 19th March 2018
Photo by Greg Beadle/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS


Nino Schurter of team Scott-Sram during stage 1 of the 2018 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Arabella Wine Estate in Robertson, South Africa on the 19th March 2018
Photo by Greg Beadle/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS


Manuel Fumic and Henrique Avancini of team Cannondale Factory Racing, Jaroslav Kulhavy and Howard Grotts of team Investec Songo Specialized during stage 1 of the 2018 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Arabella Wine Estate in Robertson, South Africa on the 19th March 2018
Photo by Greg Beadle/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS


Simon Stiebjahn drinking water after stage 1 during stage 1 of the 2018 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Arabella Wine Estate in Robertson, South Africa on the 19th March 2018
Photo by Nina Zimolong/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS


Annika Langvad & Kate Courtney during stage 1 of the 2018 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Arabella Wine Estate in Robertson, South Africa on the 19th March 2018
Photo by Ewald Sadie/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS


Annika Langvad & Kate Courtney during stage 1 of the 2018 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Arabella Wine Estate in Robertson, South Africa on the 19th March 2018
Photo by Ewald Sadie/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS


Annika Langvad & Kate Courtney during stage 1 of the 2018 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Arabella Wine Estate in Robertson, South Africa on the 19th March 2018
Photo by Ewald Sadie/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS


Riders during stage 1 of the 2018 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Arabella Wine Estate in Robertson, South Africa on the 19th March 2018
Photo by Sam Clark/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS


Riders during stage 1 of the 2018 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Arabella Wine Estate in Robertson, South Africa on the 19th March 2018
Photo by Sam Clark/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS


Manuel Fumic of Cannondale Factory Racing during stage 1 of the 2018 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Arabella Wine Estate in Robertson, South Africa on the 19th March 2018
Photo by Shaun Roy/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS


Henrique Avancini of Cannondale Factory Racing during stage 1 of the 2018 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Arabella Wine Estate in Robertson, South Africa on the 19th March 2018
Photo by Shaun Roy/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS


The lead bunch during stage 1 of the 2018 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Arabella Wine Estate in Robertson, South Africa on the 19th March 2018
Photo by Nick Muzik/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS


Jaroslav Kulhavy of Investec Songo Specialized leads a group during stage 1 of the 2018 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Arabella Wine Estate in Robertson, South Africa on the 19th March 2018
Photo by Nick Muzik/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS


Manuel Fumic and Henrique Avancini of Cannondale Factory Racing celebrate winning stage 1 of the 2018 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Arabella Wine Estate in Robertson, South Africa on the 19th March 2018
Photo by Nick Muzik/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS


A rider with a broken chain during stage 1 of the 2018 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Arabella Wine Estate in Robertson, South Africa on the 19th March 2018
Photo by Nick Muzik/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS


The leading riders during stage 1 of the 2018 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Arabella Wine Estate in Robertson, South Africa on the 19th March 2018
Photo by Nick Muzik/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS


Simon Stiebjahn of Bulls 2 punctures during stage 1 of the 2018 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Arabella Wine Estate in Robertson, South Africa on the 19th March 2018
Photo by Nick Muzik/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

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